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A Hand Matchup from the 2013 EPT $10,000 Grand Final

Swords Q 8 7 8 T

Jake Cody

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 865,000

J J

16.33 %

8.53 %

4.76 %

Daniel Negreanu

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 1,960,000

A A

71.85 %

82.28 %

95.24 %

Winner!

Noah Schwartz

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 635,000

K T

11.53 %

9.19 %

0.0 %

Posted On: May 18, 2013


Outcome

Final table, six handed, with the blinds at 25,000 and 50,000 and a 5,000 ante, Negreanu raised to 115,000 from the cutoff seat, Schwartz went all-in from the button, Cody went all-in from the big blind, Negreanu called.

Analysis

Negreanu enjoyed some good fortune to pick up Aces (and have them hold) after two opponents moved in on him preflop. Schwartz was down to 12 big blinds and moved in with his broadway cards after facing a wide-ranged opening from Negreanu in late position. Schwartz was likely disappointed to see Cody move in behind him, but he may have thought Cody was on Ace-X and hoped his K-10 enjoyed live card status. But he quickly discovered that not only did Cody have him dominated but Negreanu had them both crushed with Aces. Schwartz was desperate for running clubs, running hole cards, or running straight cards on a flop that also delivered little hope for Cody, who must have felt rather cooled by waking up with Jacks in this spot. Schwartz was dead on the turn, while Cody was looking for a miracle set that never came. Schwartz earned €189,000 for his 6th place finish, while Cody earned €251,000 for 5th as he started the hand with more than Schwartz. With WSOP bracelets and WPT titles already under his belt, Negreanu was now in the hunt for his first EPT title and the coveted triple crown. Negreanu was next out however, and earned €321,000 for his 4th place finish.

 
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